Tarleton displays paintings of Southwest at Langdon Center

 

STEPHENVILLE (February 9, 2015) — As a small child, nationally known artist Larry Creemens grew up dreaming of the wide-open, sun-strewn American Southwest, while his daily reality in Northwest Indiana was the cold gray of steel mills and refineries.

Creemens’ childhood dreams led him to a career creating vividly colored paintings of the Southwest and its people, and his artwork wins awards at shows throughout the region.

“Art transforms and enriches people’s lives,” Creemens said. “I want to share the beauty and power of the American West through my paintings.”

Tarleton State University offers the opportunity to enjoy Creemens’ Southwestern-influenced art through Feb. 25 at the Dora Lee Langdon Cultural and Educational Center at 308 E. Pearl St. in Granbury. The show, presented by Tarleton’s Office of Community Relations, is open in the historic Gordon House at the center, Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

Twenty-eight of Creemens’ paintings are on display and for sale at the Langdon Center, like “Blessed Rain,” a 30-inch by 40-inch oil on canvas, which depicts a Native American sheep herder on a Navajo Reservation enjoying a rare, late afternoon thunderstorm.

For more information on the Larry Creemans Art Show at the Langdon Center, contact Joel Back, Community Relations Officer, 817-279-1164 or back@tarleton.edu. To learn more about the Langdon Center please visit www.tarleton.edu/langdoncenter.

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